Joan Wessman has been named vice president of patient-care services for University Health Care System, Augusta, Ga., effective Jan. 31. Wessman will succeed Marilyn Bowcutt, who was recently promoted to senior vice president and COO.
Wessman joined Moses Cone Health System, Greensboro, N.C., in 2003 and most recently served as executive vice president and chief nursing officer. During her tenure at Moses Cone, she led the hospitals' efforts to achieve Magnet status, a recognition for nursing excellence, according to a news release.
Prior to working at Moses Cone, Wessman was senior vice president of Akron (Ohio) General Health System.